Saluki

The gentle Saluki is one of the few breeds that can trace its roots back to the ancient Egyptians. In a culture that considered dogs unclean, the saluki alone was allowed to share the Bedouin tents and was dubbed "the noble one". Salukis are suitable for small families as they get aloof around a lot of people. Salukis are quiet at home, loving but not too affectionate, extremely gentle with children, and good with other dogs. Salukis should not reside in homes that have small pets. Even with the best training, a Saluki will view small pets as prey and will try to hunt them. Salukis need to run hard and fast every day. Being hunters at heart, Salukis thrive when they push themselves to their limits at least once a day by running outdoors. Salukis are naturally thin, and many are picky eaters. They shed little and require only weekly brushing.

 

General Characteristics:

The gentle Saluki is one of the few breeds that can trace its roots back to the ancient Egyptians. In a culture that considered dogs unclean, the saluki alone was allowed to share the Bedouin tents and was dubbed "the noble one". Salukis are suitable for small families as they get aloof around a lot of people. Salukis are quiet at home, loving but not too affectionate, extremely gentle with children, and good with other dogs. Salukis should not reside in homes that have small pets. Even with the best training, a Saluki will view small pets as prey and will try to hunt them. Salukis need to run hard and fast every day. Being hunters at heart, Salukis thrive when they push themselves to their limits at least once a day by running outdoors. Salukis are naturally thin, and many are picky eaters. They shed little and require only weekly brushing. 

Avg. Weight Male:
18 - 28 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
18 - 28 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 – 14 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Skin Problems

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